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[movies]The Coffee House - In Sickness and in Health - Mark Cohen
Georgetown University's Dr. Anthony Scialli, an Ob-Gyn, discusses the benefits and liabilities of hormone therapy, which was once hailed as not only a treatment for menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, but for heart disease and even dementia.
Keywords: hormone; therapy; WHI; estrogen; progestin
Downloads: 30,106
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Welmoed Laanstra
Artist Linda Hesh proposes placing photo ads in the Washington Post that challenge prejudice.
Keywords: prejudice; art; advertisement
Downloads: 12,275 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Second Look - Mark Cohen
An excerpt from Howard Kohn's rememberance of his "Rolling Stone" magazine colleague, Hunter S. Thompson.
Keywords: gonzo; fear; loathing
Downloads: 11,144 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time - Mark Cohen
"Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time " is the story of Maryland's first 90% renewable energy home. It explains  how one Takoma Park family is fighting global warming on a budget, and how you can do it too.
Keywords: global warming; energy; efficiency; solar; photovoltaic; conservation
Downloads: 7,951 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #149 - Mark Cohen
REP. DONNA EDWARDS ON CORPORATE FREE SPEECH, HEALTH CARE, WALL STREET, OIL SPILLS, IMMIGRATION, AFGHANISTAN AND OBAMA Completing her first full term in Congress, Maryland Democrat Donna Edwards has earned a national reputation and following as someone who does her homework and speaks her mind. She rejoins us to chat about, among other topics, her constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courtâs recent ruling in Citizens United that corporations enjoy the First Amendment right to spending...
Keywords: politics; health care; oil spill; drilling; Afghanistan; immigration; juvenile justice; Vietnam; reconciliation; war; poetry; harmonies
Downloads: 7,531
[movies]The Coffee House - February 2006 - Mark Cohen
On this edition of The Coffee House: The dean of alternative journalism in the Washington, DC area, Sam Smith, talks about the growing buzz among progressives in support of Al Gore as the Democratic presidential candidate in 2008; Reuben Jackson reviews a new biography of soul vocalist Sam Cooke; Dr. Anthony Scialli discusses the beneifts and liabilities of hormone therapy for menopausal and post-menopausal women; JaHipster and Rei Berroa offer poems; Education Week's Kathleen Kennedy Manzo deli...
Keywords: Gore; Democrats; presidency; Sam Cooke; poetry; hormone; therapy; estrogen; education; left behind
Downloads: 3,350
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #148 - Mark Cohen
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing global...
Keywords: Arts; human rights; footbal; Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney; solar; China; green jobs; poetry; singer-songwriter; corrections; book club
Downloads: 2,973
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER KATRINA: WILL NEW ORLEANS SURVIVE? Eighteen months after Katrina, in March 2007, the Big Easy was anything but. With its population halved, New Orleans nonetheless still led the country in crime. The Lower 9th Ward bore an eerie resemblance to Beirut in the 1980s. Public schools were shuttered or effective police states. The main public hospital was still closed. The city’s underground pipes were leaking more water than people were using...
Keywords: New Orleans; Katrina
Downloads: 2,957 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]We Are All Smith Islanders: Global Warming in Maryland, Virginia and DC - Mark Cohen
This 2004 "Monty" award-winning film, "We Are All Smith Islanders," demonstrates how global warming is changing the Chesapeake Bay region, using the waning livelihoods of Smith Island watermen as its main example. The film explores how global warming is affecting agriculture, wildlife, health and tourism throughout the Chesapeake Bay, and how the crisis is expected deepen without immediate action. The film also looks at clean energy solutions that can help slow and possibly stop human-induced gl...
Keywords: climate change; global warming; Chesapeake
Downloads: 2,953 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
In memoriam for jazz bassist Keter Betts
Keywords: jazz; bass; Silver Spring
Downloads: 2,411
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Mark Cohen
A visit to the 8th Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair in Silver Spring, MD.
Keywords: arts; book; fair
Downloads: 2,179
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD) explains why he believes that Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich should not focus on legalizing slot parlors at racetracks but should rather press for full-fledge casino gambling in the state.
Keywords: Wynn; gambling; slots
Downloads: 2,156
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
Protesters were recently arrested for peacefully sitting in at the gate of Mirant Corporation's coal-fired electric generating plant in Dickerson, MD. The protesters maintain that Mirant is by far the biggest polluter in Montgomery County, MD.
Keywords: protest; coal; environment
Downloads: 2,128
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
An excerpt fromm a feature length animated film, "Freedom Dance," still in progress, depicting the 1956 Hungarian revolt and Soviet suppression, based on the sketchbook journals of emigre Ed Hilbert and the animation of Craig Herron.
Keywords: animation; 1956; Hungary
Downloads: 2,089
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
Brit Cat Stevens, AKA Yusuf Islam, once recorded a tune, "Miles from Nowhere," which eerily captures the former pop singer's recent deportation from the US as a suspected terrorist.
Keywords: deportation; Islam
Downloads: 1,807
[movies]Exodus: Buckeye Style - Mark Cohen
An audio documentary from 1979 that first aired on WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, about advocacy efforts in Ohio and elsewhere in the rust belt to gain passage of state laws to cushion the impacts on workers, their families and communities caused when major employers move their operations south or abroad in search of cheaper production costs.
Keywords: plant closing; Governor Rhodes; Ohio Public Interest Campaign
Downloads: 1,791
[movies]The Coffee House #146 - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT With joblessness hovering around 10 percent, large numbers of people are trying to get by on unemployment insurance, but many other qualify who donât apply. For tips on navigating the UI system, we turn to Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center. (Host: Fred Feinstein) THE CASE AGAINST ARTIFICIAL TURF SOCCER FIELDS As the youth soccer booms spreads across the country, grass fields that were once only...
Keywords: unemployment; insurance; artificial turf; Hip-Hop; dance; poetry; roots music
Downloads: 1,534
[movies]The Coffee House #144.mpeg - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Tom Perez, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, inherits a Division that was highly politicized under the Bush Administration. The antidote, says Perez, is to really listen to the career prosecutors in the Division and to enforce all laws, not just the ones that a particular administration favors ideologically...
Keywords: justice; Chesapeake Bay; poetry; juveniles; music
Downloads: 1,427
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #147 - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING⦠UNIONS ARE FINGERED FOR CODDLING BAD TEACHERS⦠RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, HAS A PLAN⦠THE DRUG WAR IS NO LONGER HEADLINES⦠BUT OVERFLOWING PRISONS TESTIFY THEREâS BEEN NO CEASE FIRE⦠WHAT TO DO? WE CHAT WITH NKECHI TAIFA OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE ⦠A CLIMATE BILL WAS TOUGH GOING IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE GOP VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTS⦠NOW WHAT ...
Keywords: school reform; teachers; unions; crack; cocaine; disparity; climate; cap and trade; cap and dividend; poetry; roots music; acoustic; traditional
Downloads: 1,419
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
Guitarist Mark Sylvester performs
Keywords: Sylvester; guitar
Downloads: 1,376
[movies]Peter Davis interview - Mark Cohen
Long before "Fahrenheit 911," there was "Hearts and Minds" (1974), a work that Michael Moore touts as the greatest documentary, perhaps the greatest film, ever made. We talk with "Hearts and Minds" filmmaker Peter Davis, who was at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD, for the film's re-release. (Host: Howard Kohn)
Keywords: Vietnam; Iraq; documentary
Downloads: 1,286 (1 review)
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE - September 2009 - Mark Cohen
HEALTH CARE REFORM: YES WE CAN? Barack Obama took office with plenty of political capital and good will to achieve far-reaching health care reform. But he spent heavily on the financial bail-out and stimulus plan. Special interests, with the help of Republicans and grassroots right-wing activists, saw blood in the water. With Democrats split between House versus Senate, Progressives versus Blue Dogs, can health care reform be saved? And what would constitute victory? Merrill Goozner, author and ...
Keywords: health care; utilities; film; labor; poetry; art; recesssion; rockabilly
Downloads: 1,206
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Melanie Rivera has "last night," for Yehuda Amichai and Taha Muhammed Ali
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 1,177 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
ARE SLOTS THE SALVATION OF HORSE RACING AND FISCALLY STRAPPED STATES? With attendance at horse races steadily declining, and the State of Maryland facing structural budget shortfalls into the foreseeable future, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller are once again floating slots at race tracks as the horse racing industry’s and the state’s fiscal salvation. But based upon the experience of neighboring states, the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green reports that slots actually di...
Keywords: gambling; slots; horse racing; revenue
Downloads: 1,035 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Mark Cohen
Gerard ter Borch's painting style influenced many of the Dutch masters who followed him, according to Arthur Wheelock, curator of a ter Borch exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Keywords: Dutch; painter; satins
Downloads: 1,006
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos (Rock of Ages)" by Jan Reid.
Keywords: rock; Eric Clapton; Duane Allmon; George Harrison
Downloads: 1,001
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
One-man blues band Curtis Blues.
Keywords: blues; one-man band
Downloads: 949
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_142 - Mark Cohen
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: EINSTEIN 3: THE RETURN OF BIG BROTHER It's called "Einstein 3" but critics contend it should be called "Orwell 2" instead. It is a pilot program, soon to be rolled out, intended to secure government computer networks against intrusion and hacking. But unlike its predecessors Einstein 1 & 2, that scanned for malicious code by studying network traffic patterns, Jesselyn Radack, Homeland Security director at the Government Accountability Project, notes that Einstein ...
Keywords: surveillance; secrecy; justice; prosecution; Blues; tuition; poetry
Downloads: 881
[movies]The Coffee House - 21st Century Life - Mark Cohen
Email sleuthing Baltimore Sun reporter Tom Pelton offers a close up look at how Governor Robert Ehrlich handed over state environmental policy to Constellation Energy. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Keywords: lobbying; energy policy; Constellation; Ehrlich; Maryland
Downloads: 868
[movies]coffeehouse_132_Risa_Shaw - Mark Cohen
Risa Shaw, editor and Publisher of "Not Child's Play", discusses this anthology of true stories, poetry, art and fiction about sibling incest. This interview originally aired in 2001 but is being reprised as the issue of rape and incest are front and center again thanks to the extreme anti-abortion views of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Keywords: incest; rape
Downloads: 864
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
The pan-Celtic band "Iona" performs a Celtic Cajun song.
Keywords: Celtic; Cajun
Downloads: 850
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
Taryn Simon's traveling multi-media exhibit focuses on inmates who were exonerated by DNA evidence. Narration is by Sita Reddy of Provisions Library. (Producer: Mark Cohen)
Keywords: death penalty; DNA; innocence; photography; multimedia
Downloads: 824
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews Bob Dylan's memoir, "Chronicles, Volume 1".
Keywords: Dylan; memoir; celebrity
Downloads: 805
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich's 2007 budget proposes an increase for higher education of 14 percent, observes Stephen Elmore, director of the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute. But even with this hefty election year hike, Ehrlich has actually cut support for state universities and colleges since he took office, and tuition and fees have skyrocketed. (Host: Mark Cohen)
Keywords: budget; Maryland; higher education
Downloads: 801
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #144 - Mark Cohen
This month on The Coffee House: A POWERFUL NEW FORCE FOR CHANGE IN CONGRESS Elected to Congress in 2008, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) has quickly emerged as a national voice for progressive health care reform and for a closer look at our goals and exit strategy in Afghanistan. A member of the Science and Technology Committee, Rep. Edwards discusses the efficacy of carbon sequestration as a solution for climate change...
Keywords: legislation; health care; Afghanistan; gardening; nuclear power; climate change; poetr; music
Downloads: 800
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
When Dr. David Graham, Associate Director of FDA's Office of Drug Safety, published a scientific paper last year about the safety hazards of the arthritis drug Vioxx, the value of Merck Pharamaceuticals fell $40 BILLION.
Keywords: Vioxx; FDA; drugs
Downloads: 773
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
Acoustic, percussion, nature music of Kiva.
Keywords: Acoustic, percussion
Downloads: 773
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Mark Cohen
Architect Nathalie de Vries on design that maximizes public spaces and amenities and affordable, novel housing.
Keywords: housing; architecture; community
Downloads: 755
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
Swedish bluesman Robert Lighthouse teams up with Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen in a unique set.
Keywords: blues; dieselbilly
Downloads: 734
[movies]The Coffee House - A Second Look - Mark Cohen
In his fifth book nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, BANKING ON BAGHDAD, Edwin Black's review of history finds that all the West has ever cared about in Iraq is geography, as a colonial stepping stone, and geology, i.e., oil.
Keywords: Iraq; Islam; oil
Downloads: 718
[movies]Brian Gilmore poem - Mark Cohen
"the george holliday rodney king video (directorâs cut)"
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 692
[movies]The Coffee House - 21st Century Life - Mark Cohen
US PIRG environmental advocate Navin Nayak describes the degree to which our energy supplies are located in the hurricane alley that Katrina blew through.
Keywords: hurricane; Katrina; natural gas; pipelines; oil shock
Downloads: 666
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Rei Berroa reads "Fragment I".
Keywords: poetry; Latino
Downloads: 627
[movies]The Coffee House - Musical Traditions - Mark Cohen
Russian chorale group sings Orthodox Christmas tune.
Keywords: Russian; Orthodox; chorale
Downloads: 623
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
911 and its aftermath: A photo essay accompanied by the Kossoy Sisters singing "I'll Fly Away." (Producer: Mark Cohen)
Keywords: 911; Bush; Osama bin Laden; WMD; Iraq; war
Downloads: 618
[movies]coffeehouse_139 - Mark Cohen
Run-Down of Episode #139 (April 2009): PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE PRESENT RELATIONSHIP UNSUSTAINABLE⦠WITH PALESTINIANS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS ELECTING A RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT, WE ASK NADIA HAJIB OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES, CAN WE GET TO A SUSTAINABLE MIDDLE EAST? SON OF SURVIVORS, EDWIN BLACK CONTINUES HIS SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE BOOKS ON HOW THE HOLOCAUST COULD HAVE HAPPENED â IN NAZI NEXUS, HE SUMS UP THAT HITLERâS RACIAL IDEOLOGY AND KEY TECHNOLOGY WERE STAMPED âMADE IN THE US...
Keywords: Middle East; Obama; Holocaust; corporate complicity; homeless; photography; poetry; a cappella
Downloads: 600
[movies]The Coffee House #146.mpeg - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: With unemployment hovering at ten ten percent, more and more people are relying on unemployment insurance to help make ends meet. But it is a very complicated system. Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center offers some tips. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Youth soccer has exploded in America and that explosion has put the quality of fields to a major test. Many gress fields have suffered from overuse...
Keywords: jobs; unemployment artificial turf; dance; Hip Hop; roots music; poetry
Downloads: 598
[movies]The Coffee House - Willing Spirit - Mark Cohen
Theologian and author Brian McLaren discusses two types of morality -- private and public -- and how the latter is often ignored.
Keywords: morality; spirituality; politics
Downloads: 595
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Judith Harris offers "Fisherman's Flies"
Keywords: poet; poem; poetry
Downloads: 585
[movies]The Coffee House - May 2006 - Mark Cohen
Here's what's on in May: A special half-hour interview with former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening. With hotly contested races for governor, US Senate and other offices this year in Maryland, we check in with the prior governor for a discussion about who the strongest candidates are and who would make the best office holders. Glendening sizes up Doug Duncan, Martin OÃÂMalley, Ben Cardin, Kweisi Mfume, Michael Steele and others...
Keywords: politics; music; poetry; film
Downloads: 584
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